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Ch 17: MTLE Business: Career Development

About This Chapter

Gain confidence in your ability to answer career development questions on the MTLE Business assessment by watching the short videos in this chapter. You can use lessons to brush up on your knowledge of managerial skills, entrepreneurship and more.

MTLE Business: Career Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter is a great resource to use when studying for the MTLE Business assessment. Lessons are available to boost your comprehension of career development and ensure you're prepared for the following:

  • Sharing the meaning of job design, business goals and professionalism in the workplace
  • Discussing empowerment and job design, as well as ways to prepare for a job interview
  • Defining job boards, communication strategies and managerial skills
  • Identifying characteristics of the entrepreneur and types of business organizations
  • Describing small business management and types of business careers
  • Listing career development theories and the four stages of careers
  • Explaining the purpose of career management and development

Instructors in the video lessons offer tremendous insight into career development, while keeping you engaged with the help of entertaining visual effects. You can access the lessons any time, day or night, helping you study at a pace that works for your schedule.

MTLE Business: Career Development Chapter Objectives

Lessons in this chapter cover topics found in the Career Planning, Student Development and Reading subarea, which constitutes about 29% of Subtest 2. The MTLE Business assessment is broken into two subtests made up of three subareas each. The subtests consist of 50 multiple-choice questions apiece, can be taken in one sitting or separately, and require minimum scores of 240 to pass.

You can study for career development questions by exploring the lessons in this chapter in their video or transcript formats. If you want to visit specific portions of the video lessons without watching them in their entirety, timelines allow you to identify and skip to key topics. You can test your comprehension of the lessons with short quizzes and a chapter exam. Taking these steps improves your chances of passing each subtest, which helps you secure the licensure needed to teach business to Minnesota students in grades 5-12.

15 Lessons in Chapter 17: MTLE Business: Career Development
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Job Design: Definition and Purpose

1. Job Design: Definition and Purpose

A correctly defined job design will attract the right applicants and decrease job turnover by helping everyone understand their responsibilities up front. This lesson explores four approaches that companies can use to create a job design and communicate job tasks to current and potential employees.

Empowerment and Job Design

2. Empowerment and Job Design

Empowerment in job design can improve employee job motivation by increasing autonomy and task accomplishment at work. The three ways to create empowerment are to offer job redesign, quality work circles and teams.

Professionalism in the Workplace: Definition & Maintenance

3. Professionalism in the Workplace: Definition & Maintenance

Being a true professional is a valuable and rewarding attribute. Use the keys in this lesson to learn how to increase your professionalism, maintain your dignity, and demonstrate your commitment.

What Are Business Goals? - Definition & Examples

4. What Are Business Goals? - Definition & Examples

Goals are used to help a business grow and achieve its objectives. They can be used to foster teamwork and help the business describe what it wants to accomplish. Setting goals is an important part of any business plan.

What Are Job Boards?

5. What Are Job Boards?

If you have ever looked for a job online, you have probably used a job board. In this lesson, you'll learn what job boards are and take a look at some of the different types. A short quiz follows.

How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

6. How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

The job interview is an important part of the job application process. How can you make sure that you do your best? In this lesson, we'll examine ways to prepare for a job interview, including what to do before, during, and after the interview.

What are Communication Strategies? - Definition, Types & Examples

7. What are Communication Strategies? - Definition, Types & Examples

To run efficiently, companies need to implement effective communication strategies. This lesson reviews types of communication strategies and provides examples.

Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

8. Managerial Skills: How Good Managers Promote Productivity

This lesson will discuss the types of skills a manager needs, including technical, human, and conceptual skills. You'll learn how each of these skill sets impacts a manager's ability to effectively lead his or her employees.

What is an Entrepreneur? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

9. What is an Entrepreneur? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Entrepreneurship is an important engine of growth in the economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about what an entrepreneur is and the key characteristics and skills that a successful entrepreneur possesses. Some examples of entrepreneurs will also be given.

Types of Business Organizations: Advantages & Disadvantages

10. Types of Business Organizations: Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, you will learn about the three main types of business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation. We'll also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Managing a Small Business

11. Managing a Small Business

Small businesses are an important engine of growth in an economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key areas of small business ownership that an owner should master to be successful. A short quiz follows.

Business Careers: Types & Characteristics

12. Business Careers: Types & Characteristics

In this lesson, you'll learn about business careers in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, human resources, sales and entrepreneurship. We'll also discuss educational and licensure requirements.

Career Development Theories

13. Career Development Theories

Career theories help us work with others in making career decisions. This lesson will tell you about the most popular theories of career decision making.

Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

14. Career Stages: Establishment, Advancement, Maintenance & Withdrawal

A career stage model explains the four stages that individuals pass through in their careers. The four stages consist of establishment, advancement, maintenance and withdrawal.

What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

15. What Is Career Management and Development? - Definition and Purpose

Companies can invest in both their managers and employees through career management and development systems. These programs offer counseling, planning and workshops to help employees manage their careers.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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